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Old Ottoman tradition....as if this guy conquered the city...

The whole Hagia Sofia saga is nothing but a stupid sh*t show for the brainless masses and a way to take their attention away from the real problems the country is facing. At the same time Erdo uses it for dividing people and getting a few more votes + hardening his voting block etc.

Just another straw in the ocean that the drowning man holds on trying to save his life.
 

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IN PICTURES: ISTANBUL'S ICONIC HAGIA SOPHIA OPENS AS A MOSQUE AFTER NEARLY NINE DECADES
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People pray as they visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque after Friday prayers, in Istanbul. — Reuters

As many as 350,000 people took part in Friday's prayers at the Byzantine-era monument, according to Erdogan.

AP | DAWN.COM |24 JUL, 2020

Fulfilling a dream of his Islamic-oriented youth, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands of worshippers on Friday for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside Hagia Sophia, the Istanbul landmark that served as one of Christendom's most significant cathedrals, a mosque and a museum before its conversion back into a Muslim place of worship.

The prayers began with Erdogan reciting from the Holy Quran. The head of Turkey's religious authority, Ali Erbas, led the ceremony and prayed that Muslims would never again be denied the right to worship at the internationally celebrated 6th-century structure.

As many as 350,000 people took part in Friday's prayers, the president said.


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People gesture as they wait for the beginning of Friday prayers outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque, for the first time after it was once again declared a mosque after 86 years, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 24. — Reuters


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A man raises his arms as people gather outside Hagia Sophia in Istanbul to attend the Friday prayer. — AFP


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Muslims attend Friday prayers while practising social distancing outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. — Reuters


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Muslims attend Friday prayers outside Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. — Reuters


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A muezzin calls for Friday prayers on a minaret of Hagia Sophia, Friday, July 24. — AP


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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan attends Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. — Reuters


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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (C) and invited guests attend Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque during the official opening ceremony of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. — AFP/TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE


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Worshippers attend afternoon prayers and visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. — Reuters


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A combination picture shows a view of Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya, June 30, 2020 and the same spot as curtains covering Christian frescoes are pictured at Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque after Friday prayers on July 24, 2020. — Reuters


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Turkish police scuffle with a small group of faithful trying to enter the overcrowded plaza of the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul on Friday as thousands of people gather outside Hagia Sophia to perform the Friday prayer. — AFP

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A man visits the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, on July 24, 2020. — AFP


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Women take a picture as they attend afternoon prayers and visit Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. — Reuters


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A woman holds a flag as she attends afternoon prayers and visits Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque. — Reuters


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A man wrapped in a Turkish national flag visits the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. — AFP
 

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Ataturk is probably turning in his grave.
They were trying to keep it as a mosque as well but since the Republic was still very young and poweless back then they had to turn it to a museum to prevent it becoming a church thanks to the international pressure. So i think the word your looking for is actully proud...
 

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This stupid Corona virus lock down.
I am so happy and excited about Turkey reopening Aya Sofia for Namaaz that i had flown to Turkey for today's Friday prayers.
But this is now on my priority list.
 

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They were trying to keep it as a mosque as well but since the Republic was still very young and poweless back then they had to turn it to a museum to prevent it becoming a church thanks to the international pressure. So i think the word your looking for is actully proud...


Let’s ask those all around Twitter and Turkish internet who have been freely cursing at him for weeks now or we can ask Ali Erbas... What do they think- is he proud or turning in his grave.
 

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Twitter is the shittiest place I've ever seen... It's basically a warzone between liberal lgbt dumbasses and political islamist terrorists. It's a shame that our mainstream media is even worse than some teenager bois on Twitter that we are obliged to follow worldwide news unfortunately on there.
 

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